Miss California USA Nadia Mejia's Dad Has An Iconic '90s Past — VIDEO
It looks like the Backstreet Boys aren't the only '90s throwback on Miss USA 2016! As it turns out, Miss California USA's dad is Rico Suave, the early '90s alter-ego of Ecuadorian singer Gerardo. Talk about a throwback!
Miss California USA (real name: Nadia Mejia) is super proud of her dad's career, revealing that he even inspired her to become a singer herself. Clearly, the OG Rico Suave passed down his killer good looks onto his daughter, who is one of the 15 finalists of Miss USA 2016 on Sunday night. Without a doubt, he'll be rooting for his daughter as she competes on the Vegas stage, hoping to be crowned Miss USA 2016 (the winner of the pageant will then go on to compete for the title of Miss Universe).
If you don't remember Gerardo's 1990 single, "Rico Suave," you've probably at least heard the term before. And because there's no such thing as a '90s throwback without a little retro music video (and a little retro sexiness) to jog your memory, check out Gerardo's "Rico Suave" music vid below. You know, just for a little extra luck for Miss California USA — not that she needs it! Who says sexiness skips a generation?